NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk State women’s tennis team dropped just two games all day in a 7-0 win over UMES on Wednesday afternoon at the NSU Tennis Complex.
The victory improved NSU’s record to 5-0 in MEAC play and 8-9 overall. The Spartans won their fourth straight match and the sixth in the past seven. It also gave them at worst a share of the Northern Division title. NSU can clinch the outright regular season title on Saturday with a victory at home over Morgan State.
The Spartans took care of UMES on Wednesday in quick fashion. They won all three doubles matches by 6-0 scores and five of the six singles matches by 6-0, 6-0 margins.
The sweep began in doubles, including a win at the top spot in the lineup for sophomore Dajana Cvjetkovic and freshman Marta Gomar against Melequa King and Alese Brown.
In the other two matches, seniors Andrea Macchiavello and Mafalda Lhorca won at the second spot over DaTonya Price and Crystal Crook, while juniors Liza Gordeeva and Ana Popovic defeated Tearraney Peak and Evelyn Chappell at the third spot.
In singles, the Spartans made it a complete sweep at the second through sixth positions. Gordeeva defeated Brown at the second slot, while Gomar did the same at the third position against Price.
Macchiavello downed Crook at the fourth slot, while Popovic topped Peak at the fifth spot in the lineup. Lhorca also won by a 6-0, 6-0 score over Chappell at the sixth spot.
Only at No. 1 singles did the Hawks manage to take a game. Cvjetkovic won the first set over King, 6-2, before sweeping the second, 6-0.
UMES fell to 0-12 overall and 0-5 in the MEAC.
NSU will host MSU on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the first of three home matches on the weekend.
Originally posted on NSUSpartans.com.